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paolo raveDoes Inheritance effector work with ployfx objects?
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:28:43 pm

Hi there,

I have a simple scene where I have the polygons of a plane inherited with an effector from a random position to it's final state. The setup works great if I use a cloner, but I cannot make it work with a polyfx effector.
Where's my mistake?

here is a link to dropbox with the scene file

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1rvfljwfx1lma1w/InheritanceTry.c4d?dl=0

thanks!!


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Does Inheritance effector work with ployfx objects?
by on Jul 8, 2015 at 5:33:30 pm

The first problem is that you have the inheritance effector's weight set to 0% in the falloff tab.

The second issue is that you're referencing a plane object, which the effector is going to interpret as a single mograph particle. You can get around that by creating a matrix object, setting it to object mode referencing the final destination plane (polygon center mode), and then use matrix object in the inheritance effector instead of the plane.


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paolo raveRe: Does Inheritance effector work with ployfx objects?
by on Jul 9, 2015 at 8:46:53 am

thanks a lot adam! that did the trick!

meanwhile I would ask you another thing!

I have a scene where I have a parametric cube, and I want it to grow on one axis ... the problem is that if i set the scale of just one axis to zero, i can still see the object, and i have to scale down the other axis as well. How can I make it grow from zero on one axis?
Is there also anyway to change the pivot from the effector?

here's the scene file

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vfa1spfq4ce7jj9/Plane_scale.c4d?dl=0


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Adam TrachtenbergRe: Does Inheritance effector work with ployfx objects?
by on Jul 9, 2015 at 3:48:38 pm

You can get the object to scale from the bottom by placing it in a null aligned to the bottom of the object.

As far as it scaling to -1, I guess it doesn't disappear entirely because scaling to -1 on a single axis just creates a plane. You can get around it by using a little Xpresso as in the example here: 9033_planescaleamt.c4d.zip


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paolo raveRe: Does Inheritance effector work with ployfx objects?
by on Jul 9, 2015 at 4:10:17 pm

this is great adam! I had a look at the xpresso setup and I got little bit confused at first by looking at the result node (that was simply a demonstration of the output i was getting)... now everything is in it's place!!

a billion thanks adam! I hope to get seriously in xpresso really soon!

ciao!


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